Originally Posted by Plumbean
While probably most boats are made with "j" bolts for their keel bolts, there are plenty that used the pocket method, mine included. Here is what they looked like when we dropped the keel and replaced them all with silicon bronze.
My lead keel attachment is just like yours (windows). My original keel bolts are stainless steel and appear ok (34 years old), but maybe one day I will need to replace.
Would silicon bronze be preferred over stainless? Titanium is also becoming available at a resonable price, any thoughts?
What is your boat make?